The Raigad Fort: Massive Fort 1,356 m Above Sea Level

Situated in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, India, the Raigad Fort (meaning Royal Fort) once was the capital of the Maratha Empire. Construction of several structures on the fort took place after Chhatrapati Shivaji made it his capital in 1662. There were about 300 stone houses, mansions, palaces garrisons, and a market which was a mile long on the fort. The fort also had decorative gardens, pillars, pathways, and water reservoirs.